Professor Christopher Essex (Chairman)
Christopher Essex is Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at The University of Western Ontario. He co-discovered the entropy production paradox, computed the first accurate entropy production rate for the Earth, the first accurate temperature for laser radiation, and pioneered the concept of computational over-stabilization, which has implications for climate models.
From 1977 until 1996 Adrian Berry was science correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. On stepping down from that position after almost 20 years he was appointed the paper’s consulting editor (science).
Sir Samuel Brittan
Samuel Brittan is one of Britain’s most eminent economic authors and journalists. Since 1966 he has been an economic commentator for the Financial Times where he also served as Assistant Editor.
Sir Ian Byatt
Ian Byatt is a former Director General of the Office of Water Services for England and Wales, before which he was Deputy Chief Economic Adviser in HM Treasury. From 2005-2011 he was the chairman of the Water Industry Commission for Scotland.
Professor Vincent Courtillot
Vincent Courtillot is professor of geophysics at the University of Paris Diderot and Director of the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris. He is past president of the European Union of Geosciences and currently chairs the scientific council of the City of Paris.
Professor Freeman Dyson
Freeman Dyson FRS, a world-renowned theoretical physicist, is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton where he held a chair for many years. He is the author of numerous widely read science books.
Christian Gerondeau is an expert in transport and energy policy and was in charge of national road safety policy for France and the European Union. He is the chairman of the “Association Francophone des Climato-Optimistes” (AFCO).
Dr Indur Goklany
Indur Goklany is an independent scholar and author and is co-editor of the Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development. He was a member of the US delegation that established the IPCC and helped develop its First Assessment Report. He subsequently served as an IPCC reviewer.
Professor William Happer
William Happer is a physicist who has specialised in the study of optics and spectros-copy. He is the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University.
Professor David Henderson
David Henderson was formerly Head of the Economics and Statistics Department of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs in London.
Professor Terence Kealey
Terence Kealey, a medical biochemist, was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham (2001-2014). His latest book is entitled Sex, Science and Profits.
Professor Deepak Lal
Deepak Lal is a British development economist of Indian origin who has held academic posts both at Oxford and at University College London. He has most recently been Professor of International Development Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Professor Richard Lindzen
Richard Lindzen is Emeritus Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is known for his work on the dynamics of the middle atmosphere, atmospheric tides and ozone photochemistry, and has published more than 200 books and scientific papers.
Professor Ross McKitrick
Ross McKitrick is a Canadian economist specialising in environmental economics and policy analysis. He is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph, Ontario. With Stephen McIntyre, he was instrumental in exposing the fatal flaws of the so-called Hockey Stick.
Professor Robert Mendelsohn
Robert Mendelsohn is Professor of Economics at Yale University and one of the world’s leading environmental economists. He has written extensively on the economics of climate change.
Professor Ian Plimer
Ian Plimer is Professor of Mining Geology at the University of Adelaide. He has published 60 academic papers and six books. His latest book, recently published, is entitled Heaven and Earth – Global Warming: The Missing Science.
Professor Paul Reiter
Paul Reiter is Professor of Medical Entomology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, and widely respected specialist in the epidemiology and control of mosquito-borne diseases.
Dr Matt Ridley
Matt Ridley is one of the world’s foremost science writers. His books have sold over 800,000 copies and been translated into 27 languages. His new book ‘The Rational Optimist’ was published in 2010.
Sir Alan Rudge
Sir Alan Rudge FRS, an electrical engineer, is Chairman of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Chairman of the ERA Foundation, former Chairman of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council,and a former member of the government Scientific Advisory Committee.
Professor Nir Shaviv
Nir Shaviv is an astrophysicist carrying out research in the fields of astrophysics and climate science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Professor Philip Stott
Philip Stott is Professor Emeritus of Biogeography at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a former editor of the Journal of Biogeography.
Professor Henrik Svensmark
Henrik Svensmark is an astrophysicist and head of the Center for Sun-Climate Research at Denmark’s National Space Institute, DTU.
Professor Richard Tol
Richard Tol is a climate change economist and a Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Sussex. He is an editor of the journal Energy Economics.
Professor Fritz Vahrenholt
Fritz Vahrenholt was one of the founders of the environmental movement in Germany. He has served in several public positions with environmental ministries. He is the author of the 2012 bestseller The Neglected Sun and is Chairman of the German Wildlife Trust.
Dr David Whitehouse
David Whitehouse, who has a doctorate in astrophysics, was successively BBC Science Correspondent and Science Editor BBC News Online. He is the author of a number of books on solar system astronomy and the history of astronomy.